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about 1 year ago
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Systems Engineering Jobs
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Airfield Systems Engineer

Crawley, Reading, Berkshire, Flexible working

Thales UK, a World leader in Air Traffic Management, offers a comprehensive range of CNS/ATM (Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) solutions from design and integration to installation and maintenance. Thales UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thales, a World leader in professional electronics for civil and military markets.

You will add value by being responsible for all systems engineering aspects associated with the on-time, on-budget delivery of projects with typical value between £3-£10M. Typical projects would be to define, supply and install airfield systems including:

* Radars
* Navigational Aids.
* Airfield Ground Lighting systems.
* ATC Tower Systems.
* Radio and Voice Communications Control systems.
* Power Distribution systems
* Meteorological systems.

Core Benefits: Competitive Salary plus bonus, private healthcare, 201 hours holiday and pension plus other great benefits such as excellent maternity/paternity leave.

This role is likely to be of particular interest to systems engineers who have previously worked on airport systems installation projects

What does the job involve?

* Analyse customer requirements and propose solutions
* Produce system requirements and system design / procurement specification documentation required by the project.
* Work with the project manager to co-ordinate all engineering activities to accomplish the objectives of the project.
* Provide technical support associated with the supply, installation, test and handover phases of the project. Extended periods of travel may be necessary, especially to support site acceptance activities.

What are we looking for?

* Experience of civil works installation design experience and safety regulations (e.g. UK CDM).
* Team player and multi-tasking skills.
* Independent working.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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